Thursday, 28 January 2010

Courses at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

ESW Sculpture Courses 2009-10
Papermaking Taster Day
With Chrissie Heughan

Saturday 24 April 2010, 10am – 4pm
1 day: £55 (Reductions for: concession £49.50, member £46.75)

This one day taster course introduces you to the ancient skill of handmade paper making.
Recycled cotton clothes and rags are made into beautiful pieces of unique handmade paper, incorporating designs, motifs and trapped objects.
Course cost includes all materials but participants are welcome to bring things to trap in the paper, such as seeds, thread and glitter.
Suitable for all levels of experience, places are limited to 10 participants.
To book your place or find out more, please phone 0131 551 4490 or e-mail

ESW Sculpture Courses 2009-10
Feltmaking into Soft Sculpture
With Chrissie Heughan

Saturdays, 20 &; 27 March 2010, 10am – 4pm
2 days: £100 (Reductions for: concession £90, member £85)

Learn the modern equivalent of traditional techniques of dry and wet feltmaking and methods of constructing these into a small soft sculpture.
Course cost includes all materials.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
Places are limited to 10 participants.

To book your place or find out more, phone 0131 551 4490 or e-mail

Education Exhibition, July 2009

image title: "Second Skin"
hand cast japanese kozo paper, threads
Chrissie Heughan 

Sunday, 24 January 2010

FDPW members - International collaborative exhibition, Nevada, USA

Members Aine Scannell, Catherine King, Sheila Carnduff, Alison Leeper, Clare Yarrington and Maria Ginnerup are currently featured in an International collaborative printmaking project which is on show at --> Western Nevada College, Carson City, Nevada,  USA.  The project and exhibition is co ordinated / curated by Candace Nicol  See more photos on the project blog 

UPDATE:  See recent interview with Candace about this project by  the "Press Play Print" Blog team on  

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Convert an image, for use as a positive, in photo etching

Please click  H E R E  to go to a recent post on Aines blog re how to prepare and then convert an image to bitmap output, for use as a positive, in photo etching.  It is also applicable to outputting positives for exposure on the light box for use in screen print making.

Printmaking Competition Germany clo 13 Mar 2010


Deadline for the preliminary round is March 13, 2010

Thanks to Chrissie Heughan for posting this information to me for the benifit of FDPW members.........

Graphic Arts Prize of the City of Bietigheim-Bissingen
Inaugurated in 1989, on the occasion of Bietigheim-Bissingen’s 1200th anniversary, the Graphic Arts Competition for the »Linocut Today« prize is now held triennially.
In 2010, when it will take place for the 8th time, the purpose of the competition will also be to support contemporary artists working in linocut and to encourage others to use this technique.
Furthermore, the Municipal Gallery has concentrated its collecting and exhibition activities on the linocut. The commitment to this artistic practice is based on the fact that Bietigheim- Bissingen is home to Armstrong DLW AG, a company which has been producing linoleum for more than 100 years. This company is generously supporting the competition again this time.

(image above is by Llla Asher Oliver of Washington Printmakers)

The prizes are endowed with € 5,000, € 3,000, and € 2,000. The award-winning works will be purchased by the Municipal Gallery for its collection.   The jury will also decide on three additional purchases from among the competition entries. The preliminary round will be carried out on the basis of reproductions; originals entered without prior request will not be accepted.

For this preliminary round up to three works may be submitted, 

either as colour photos or as computer printouts.

The works must have been created exclusively or mainly in the linocut printing technique and should not be more than two years old.

All the selected works will be presented in an exhibition at the Municipal Gallery.

No entry fee.

Further information on
- where you can download the rules and regulations and  the application form

St├Ądtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen
Postfach 1762
D-74307 Bietigheim-Bissingen
00 49-7142-74-483
Deadline for the preliminary round is March 13, 2010

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Lahti Miniprint FINLAND 2010

I mentioned to a few people while at the print workshop over the past couple of weeks YES PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMING IN -  DESPITE THE BIG SNOW that I would post some information  here about this triennial print competition, exhibition.  I have been in it one time ...., the second time I didn't get selected - having my works completely the wrong size ( I misinterpreted the size  guidelines) didn't help but you don't always get selected for these things in any event.

They do a very nice exhibition and excellent catalog so I feel it's worthwhile taking the trouble to submit works.

Here's a couple of images from when the event was last held.   All kinds of techniques are included and they seem to have a fairly broad mind, as to what they will select.

Paper size is 30 x 35 cm

image size 17 x 20 cm

Up to 3 prints can be submitted.

Entry fee is  40 Euros which is £35.50 as the currency rate,  currently stands ( it used to be about  half of the equivalent sterling rate, eek !!)

For more information and entry form click HERE

oh most important

DEADLINE  15th May 2010

Further information: email